High Performance Lasers

Wafer Fab Supervisor

nLIGHT is seeking a Wafer Fab Supervisor to join our Wafer Fab Operations team located in Vancouver, Washington.

Lead Day & Swing shift manufacturing teams to achieve  nLIGHT’s Wafer Fabrication Production goals and maintain and drive improvements in standards for safety and quality.

You will have daily interaction with multiple teams and be responsible for all daily production activities across departments.  You need to be a highly motivated leader and manager with a proven track record with Lean manufacturing, Kaizen, and continuous improvement.  This position will be the day or swing shift leadership presence across manufacturing lines with the potential to move to a compressed schedule by the end of the year as manufacturing grows.


  • Train and develop team members
  • Coordinate work flow through multiple departments
  • Report out in manufacturing meetings
  • Identify staffing needs and perform capacity planning
  • 5-S, value stream mapping, and continuous flow


  • Bachelors Degree preferred
  • 5+ years supervisor experience with hands-on wafer fabrication processes. Experience with high volume manufacturing of a complex nature preferred
  • Competent in general production methodologies and metrics (KPI’s)
  • Experience with 5-S standards and reporting
  • Highly motivated, with an autonomous approach to learning and achieving goals
  • Ability to know when to ask questions and receive direction
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement to production
  • Ability to work with strong personalities, and bring them together

nLIGHT is subject to US Export Control regulations. To qualify for this position, a Foreign Person (that is, not a US Citizen or legal Permanent Resident) must be eligible for a deemed export license under the US Department of Commerce and/or the US Department of State.

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About nLIGHT

nLIGHT is a vertically integrated supplier of high-performance lasers that enable innovation in materials processing, defense, and medical applications. nLIGHT develops and manufactures direct diode and fiber lasers based on industry-leading semiconductor laser and optical fiber technology. nLIGHT is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington with additional sites in North America, Europe, and Asia. We're committed to working together to deliver breakthrough solutions that help innovate and grow our customers' needs.


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